How deep does your Star Wars fandom run? With The Force Awakens providing the big bang to a whole galaxy of Star Wars-related media, it’s a question worth asking as we prepare ourselves for a new movie every year until 2019.
For one fan, it meant recreating the entirety of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (which turned 39 yesterday) into a 123-meter-long infographic. It may not be the tribute you were looking for, but holy hell is it impressive.
The man behind this artistic monolith titled SWANH is graphic designer Martin Panchaud, who is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Panchaud said he took influence from the ancient Chinese scrolls that used their length to tell long visual stories. According to Panchaud, the “internet likes short stories and summaries, quickly understandable contents. With my work I aimed to create a contrast to that.”
He re-created the episode using the latest version of Abobe Illustrator for no other purpose than pure fandom.
“On the official side, there are all the merchandising products and on the other hand, there is an enormous amount of underground fan art, reenactments and costume conventions. All of them are made spontaneously with no other goal than to be a part of the Star Wars universe,” writes the artist on the SWANH website.
Panchaud got perhaps the ultimate Star Wars badge of honor when Luke Skywalker himself voiced his approval on Twitter.
Panchaud certainly has plenty of source material to pull from for his next installment. Perhaps Panchaud can use his talents in creating the park maps for the still forming Star Wars Land?